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  1. Jaromir Jagr unlikely to return to NHL

    Apr 30, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    Hockey fans pining for the NHL return of that flowing mullet (or at least the great playmaking skill) of Jaromir Jagr might be out of luck. The Edmonton Journal reports that Jagr is likely to re-sign with Omsk in the KHL, killing the hopes of him returning to the Oilers or any other team in the…

  2. Save of the Night: Jimmy Howard

    Apr 30, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Statistically speaking, it wasn’t exactly a banner night for either Jimmy Howard or Evgeni Nabokov. That doesn’t mean that the two goalie lacked any kind of highlights at all, though. While it wasn’t enough to help the Red Wings come back, Howard made a couple reflexive saves here that gave his team a chance to…

  3. (Sigh of relief) Goal of the Night: Thornton to Heatley

    Apr 30, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    This might not be the most amazing goal, but it could end up being enormous for Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley. It’s possible that folks could bristle at the fact that Jumbo Joe set up one of his “typical” assists (it was pure pretty passing; Thornton simply got a little room and did what he…

  4. NHL 2010 playoffs – Sharks beat Wings take Game 1 4-3

    Apr 30, 2010, 12:19 AM EDT

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    It was exactly the kind of start that the San Jose Sharks were looking for to start the Western Conference semifinals. Scoring three goals in the first period in a 1:19 span helped get the Sharks in front 3-0, a lead they would hold all game long in beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in…

  5. NHL 2010 playoffs – Round 2: Sharks lead 3-2 after two

    Apr 29, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

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    After two periods in San Jose, the Red Wings have fought back a bit to make things a bit more interesting for the Sharks as they now hold just a 3-2 lead. The Wings would get a goal back at 4:45 of the second from the mostly quiet Johan Franzen. For Franzen it’s just his…

  6. Patrick Marleau late scratch for Game 1 (update)

    Apr 29, 2010, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Sharks forward Patrick Marleau was a late scratch for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings. Marleau did skate in warm-ups with the team but did not suit up for the game itself and is listed as having an undisclosed injury. We’ll update with more as it becomes known to…

  7. NHL 2010 playoffs – Round 2: Sharks lead 3-1 after one

    Apr 29, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Thought you’d get a night to take it easy from playoff game night updates, eh? Wrong bucko, round two starts tonight and after a wild first period, the Sharks lead the Red Wings 3-1. If you’ve been buying into the same old lines about the Sharks and how certain guys don’t show up, then you’ll…

  8. Jiri Hudler set to return to NHL next year

    Apr 29, 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

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    As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to start their second round series against the San Jose Sharks, they’re getting word tonight that they’ll be getting a big boost to their lineup next season from Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Petr Svoboda, the agent for Jiri Hudler, is expected to announce today that his client…

  9. Pucktales: Everyone into the pool

    Apr 29, 2010, 7:44 PM EDT

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    When you live the life as a player with a questionable reputation or whether you’ve developed one in the playoffs, like Maxim Lapierre of the Montreal Canadiens has, the art of diving and embellishing is truly something to behold. A handful of players have rightfully (or wrongfully) been slapped with the label of “diver” at…

  10. Lindy Ruff retained for one more year

    Apr 29, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT

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    One of the off-season coaching questions that came up after the Buffalo Sabres were eliminated from the playoffs was whether or not there would be any fallout from a semi-surprising failure by the third seeded Buffalo Sabres. Head coach Lindy Ruff has been with the team since the 1997-1998 season and some fans are getting…

  11. Laich helps stranded motorist, becomes folk hero

    Apr 29, 2010, 6:34 PM EDT

    What would you do if you were a member of a team that just lost an excruciating Game 7 in the playoffs? Going home to a dark room and brood quietly listening to emo music might be something, say, Mike Green would do. But what if you were a fine Canadian boy named Brooks Laich?…

  12. 2010 NHL Playoffs: First round stats leaders

    Apr 29, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    With the first round of the 2010 NHL Playoffs in the bag, I thought it might be wise to look at the league’s leaders in certain categories. Eliminated players in italics. Points leaders through Round 1 1. Sidney Crosby – 142 (tied). Mikael Samuelsson – 11 2 (tied). Henrik Zetterberg – 113 (tied). Michael Cammalleri…

  13. Drew Doughty out, Ryan Smyth and 3 others in for Team Canada

    Apr 29, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Team Canada added four players to its 2010 IIHF World Championships roster today: Ryan Smyth, Brooks Laich, Tyler Myers and Mike Del Zotto. TSN has the story on Mark Messier’s team assembling process. Messier has been busy working the phones, trying to fill out his roster. He currently has 20 confirmed players — seven defencemen, 12…

  14. Team USA adds 11 players for 2010 IIHF World Championships

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    Upon the conclusion of the first round, the rosters for one of sport’s great consolation tournaments – the IIHF World Championships – are starting to hit their stride. Team USA, for instance, added 11 players to their roster (according to TSN). The latest additions include Los Angeles Kings’ defencemen Jack Johnson and Matt Greene, Devils’…

  15. NHL announces second round referees

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Sure, I have moments when I scream at the TV as if it will react to my venom just like any other fan. That being said, in the grand scheme of things, it pains me when fans use the zebras as an excuse for a defeat. Still, it’s perhaps the nature of a fan to…

  16. Steve Yzerman might get Lightning GM job

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that Steve Yzerman is on the “short list” of candidates for the Tampa Bay Lightning GM job along with former Canucks GM Dave Nonis and veteran executive Doug Risebrough. Sources say the Red Wings have granted permission for Tampa Bay to speak with Yzerman, currently a vice president in Detroit. Yzerman won’t…

  17. Red Wings may face fine for 'breaking curfew'

    Apr 29, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Strange story out of San Jose: it seems that the Detroit Red Wings came into town too late and might face a fine for breaking curfew. Anytime you can refer to a team that features Nicklas Lidstrom (a 40-year-old man) as “breaking curfew,” you just have to do it. TSN has the story. The Mercury news…

  18. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis reflects on lost series

    Apr 29, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Whether you’re a Capitals fan or not, if you’re even remotely interested in hockey blogging you probably admire Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis. He’s one of sport’s most media-savvy owners, so it’s not surprising that after the Capitals lost Game 7 to the Montreal Canadiens, Leonsis put up some classy posts about the series. Here’s…

  19. 2010 NHL playoffs: Eastern Conference Round 2 predictions

    Apr 29, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Another round, another set of darts. This time, we’re taking a look at Round 2 of the 2010 NHL Playoffs (also known as the Conference Semifinals, if you’re a stickler for details). I think the question is: which team will torment us with their upset special this round? Next up, the Eastern Conference. Click here…

  20. 2010 NHL playoffs: Western Conference Round 2 predictions

    Apr 29, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    Another round, another set of darts. This time, we’re taking a look at Round 2 of the 2010 NHL Playoffs (also known as the Conference Semifinals, if you’re a stickler for details). I think the question is: which team will torment us with their upset special this round? Since the East got first dibs last round,…

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